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Antorus Mythic Progress + History of WF Stats

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Antorus Mythic opens today and the race begins, with a lot to expect. We also take a look at a faction breakdown of all World Firsts in Wow's history. So if you're interested in the WF race, come on in and get back up to speed!

The race to World First is back probably for the final time in Legion, as the gates of Mythic Antorus: the Burning Throne open today as the US and OC servers get first crack at the bosses. This time around the competitors have eleven encounters to deal with, with a Mythic only version of Argus the Unmaker waiting with unknown mechanics at the very end. Hopefully this time around the final boss will be slightly better tuned than Kil'jaeden was, as it took many changes to the encounter to make him even remotely killable (and it still took 7 days for the second guild to down him after Method) which didn't sit well with the top guilds at the time. We also have Limit coming back in full force, with their banned characters returning only a few days ago, but it seems they won't be quite that useful due to lack of gear and AP they've missed out on in the past 6 months.
You can also read up on the progress race from Tomb of Sargeras right here, if you want to go a bit more in-depth in preparing for this race.

Some potential issues/worries for this race are focused around tuning, as the timing of the release is somewhat unfortunate if the bosses end up being truly hard. If the race goes on to the late third reset, which hasn't happened in a long time, but as Antorus is the final raid of Legion might be a possibility, it will head right into Christmas, which isn't quite optimal for the raiders. Even if it ends up being the same length as Tomb of Sargeras, only the World First guild and perhaps a few more will be spared having to raid through the holidays (or having to skip raiding for a few days). Something similar happened in the Nighthold, when Chinese guilds were forced to bow out of the very top competition for a number of days, as it interfered with their New Year's celebrations.

On the flip side, if Blizzard take this into account, or if the raid is undertuned in general, it will end up being a poor ending to the Legion raid race. It's doubtful we'll have a full-on Emerald Nightmare situation on our hands again, and it seems more likely that Mythic Argus is more likely to be over than undertuned at this point.

 

As always, we'll be using the progress coverage of the guys over at Method.gg to report on the race, and they've also recently launched the World First Timeline which was updated yesterday with faction icons for all the guilds. They've also gone ahead and counted up the totals for all the World Firsts achieved by the Horde and Alliance, including per expansion and just the endbosses. Take note that their timeline only takes into account 40 and 25 man raids, as well as the highest available difficulty at the time.

Here's a breakdown of all the World Firsts by expansion:

World Firsts Vanilla BC WotLK Cataclysm MoP WoD Legion Total
AdxWbgo.png 7 26 28 16 43 26 23 169
5u4IhPt.png 36 7 21 12 0 4 6 86

Endbosses (only counting raids with at least 2 bosses)

World Firsts Vanilla BC WotLK Cataclysm MoP WoD Legion Total
AdxWbgo.png 3 6 4 4 5 3 4 29
5u4IhPt.png 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

And, as with every raid race, there's the overall WF image, again courtesy of Method.gg:

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I like how this shit is based on RNG again. As in a friends guild got 7 personal trinkets on Argus, whereas my guild got 0 trinkets on Argus in the first ID.

Blizzard just knows their shit.

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45 minutes ago, Amateurpeeweeeeh said:

I like how this shit is based on RNG again. As in a friends guild got 7 personal trinkets on Argus, whereas my guild got 0 trinkets on Argus in the first ID.

Blizzard just knows their shit.

lets be honest here tho, those 7 Trinkets wont kill him the Bosses.

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7 is beginning to matte though. It's not going to make them super duper awesome, but i'd say 7 is already rather consequent.

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6 hours ago, Xaethron said:

alliance slacking

Look at racials and you'll have your answer why alliance is behind

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Today is the Black Friday of convenience store sales, when the dedicated and smug elite buy out entire supplies of Cheetos and Mountain Dew and... um... whatever you Europeans eat for gaming junk food.  Branston Pickle?

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5 hours ago, Amateurpeeweeeeh said:

I like how this shit is based on RNG again. As in a friends guild got 7 personal trinkets on Argus, whereas my guild got 0 trinkets on Argus in the first ID.

Blizzard just knows their shit.

So what you're saying is that RNG is R. 

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14 hours ago, Starym said:

We also have Limit coming back in full force, with their banned characters returning only a few days ago, but it seems they won't be quite that useful due to lack of gear and AP they've missed out on in the past 6 months.

Using those chars or not, Limit is 2/11 WFS with Felhounds and AHC, Big Dumb Guild took the top spot on Garothi World Breaker.

 

I hate to say it though, the first two bosses are super easy and not mechanically difficult, while the 3rd boss is more about following the pattern and not letting mechanics overwhelm.  But gratz to Limit and BDG.

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